Excursions & Sight Tickets in Braga

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Located in the far north of Portugal, Braga is a city known for its religious heritage. It is home to the medieval Cathedral of Braga, which houses a sacred art museum. The city also features the Gothic style Kings' Chapel and the Archbishop's Palace.

Praca da Republica

Located between Liberdade Avenue and Central Avenue, the Praca da Republica is one of the main attractions in Braga. Known as the Arcada, it is a square that combines medieval and modern elements. The square is surrounded by historic buildings and monuments.

The square is home to a number of iconic cafes. These are a great place to people watch. The cafes have been serving customers for over 150 years. The square is also a popular dining destination at night.

The square has a large fountain in the middle. The fountain is surrounded by dramatic paving lights. The square is a popular site for street artists. It has a Christmas tree that is lit up on December 1st. The square is also a favorite spot for locals to relax and meet with friends.

The Praca da Republica is the central point of Braga. It has been a trading center in the sixteenth century. In the mid-twentieth century, it was transformed into a public garden.

Bom Jesus gardens

Located on a hilltop in the city of Braga in northern Portugal, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is a pilgrimage site, a natural paradise, and one of the city's most popular attractions. This beautiful religious site was built in the 14th century. During that time, it was commissioned by the Archbishop of Braga and the result is a blend of Baroque and neoclassical styles.

 Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte

The ensemble consists of a church, a chapel, and a formal garden. It also has fountains that are dedicated to the five senses. The building is a blend of Baroque and Neoclassical styles, which makes it a unique sight to see.

This sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular pilgrimage destination. The most prominent feature of this site is a monumental Baroque stairway that climbs up 100 metres. The stairway features Baroque sculpture and offers panoramic views of Braga.

Other notable attractions at the Bom Jesus do Monte include a small museum and the upper choir, which is included in the entry fee. This is a great way to get a full view of the sanctuary. The church has a beautiful altar that depicts the crucifixion scene.

Santa Barbara Garden

Located right next to the historical Archiepiscopal Palace of Braga, Santa Barbara Garden is one of the top things to do in Braga. This small, but beautiful, park is a great place to relax during a day, and is also a lovely spot to enjoy a romantic night out.

The former Archbishop's palace was built in the 14th century and underwent several extensions in the 15th and 17th centuries. A wing of the palace burned down in 1834 and the remaining wing has been incorporated into the Garden of Santa Barbara. It has a medieval feel and is a beautiful addition to the Garden.

The garden is named after its patron saint, Saint Barbara. There are plenty of flowers and plants to admire. The garden has a fountain and statue of the saint. The area is surrounded by trees and is a great place to eat a picnic. It is an excellent spot to escape the hustle and bustle of Braga.

Ancient Braga

Located in the northern Minho region of Portugal, ancient Braga is a city that boasts a long history and a wealth of cultural traditions. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Braga of the Catholic Church and has a rich Roman, Gothic, Baroque and Manueline history.

One of the most popular places to visit in Braga is the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is situated on the outskirts of the city. This neoclassical church has a rich architectural history and is surrounded by many beautiful ancient buildings. It is a great place to visit during a weekend picnic.

Another historical landmark in Braga is the Torre de Mensagem, a 14th century fortification. This is the only remaining structure of the ancient castle of Braga. It has been converted into a small museum.

The former residence of Antonio Augusto Nogueira da Silva is also worth visiting. It has a rich collection of artifacts and antique furniture. The museum was opened at the expense of the famous Portuguese philanthropist.

Unique guided tours in Braga

You can enjoy a unique guided tour of Braga with transport included from your hotel or from the train station, or you can opt for a private tour. There are several sightseeing tours available, and you can opt to go on a day trip from Porto, or stay overnight in Braga. A sightseeing tour is an excellent way to see the best of Braga and its surroundings, and it also offers a chance to meet local people.


If you are a history buff, you'll enjoy the city's medieval center, where you'll discover a wealth of historical sites. You can also visit the city's oldest cathedral, which is more than 2000 years old! And you'll get to explore the city's beautiful gardens. If you have time, you'll be able to see the interior of the oldest cathedral in Portugal.

If you're visiting Braga for the first time, it's a good idea to take a free walking tour of the city's most important landmarks. The most iconic of these is the Raio Palace, a 17th century baroque palace. It was once the home of a wealthy Portuguese merchant family and is now a cultural center in the city. There's no admission fee for this attraction, which is open Tuesday to Saturday.

You might also want to spend some time at the Bom Jesus do Monte. This is one of the most visited landmarks in Braga. During the 18th century, pilgrims on the El Camino trail would stop at the site, climb it on their knees, and take the Sacred Way. The five hundred-plus stairs lead to the basilica, which is also decorated with beautiful flowers. The views of the city from the top are breathtaking.

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